Making one small change at a time can make becoming eco friendly loads easier. Lots of small changes add up to a big difference.
Saving seeds from the fruit, vegetable and flowery plants in your garden is good for lots of reasons. You get seeds for free. You can share or swap your seeds with your friends. You help preserve heritage or rare varieties of plants. By saving seed from plants that are happy in your garden, strong ones with a good crop, you get seed that will be planted and grow up happy in the unique conditions present in your garden. If you're favourite variety stops being sold, you have your own supply! You won't be giving you pennies to questionable big agricultural companies.
You can't save seed from plants you've grown using seed labelled F1 or hybrid, you have to buy those kinds every year. If you want to save seed you need to go for open pollinated or heritage varieties.
There's no better beginners guide to saving seed than the free one available on the Real Seeds website. So far this year I've saved seed from my chives, and calendula plants!
Do you save seed?
Don't forget to check out my other small changes to help you live a greener life!